Thursday, August 28, 2008

Top of all sculpture?

I hope that one day someone will be able and willing to tell the world a little more about this work. Technically it is amazing what ever size it is; carved marble! Now think about that and send Michelangelo back to school. Aesthetically it would be difficult to better; certainly not a classical pose and not obviously controversial in any way (couldn't offend anyone). So, Ok what is it that I like about it?

‘A sleepy girl on a hammock’. As you may only look (unless you own one!) what more could you want?



Blogger chris miller said...

Utterly flaccid and exhausted,
This piece belongs in a cemetery.

19th C.Italian, one presumes ?

3:50 pm  
Blogger Robert said...

Do you refer to 19c Italian sculpture? Or that you think this should be in a cemetery?

Funny you should mention it but here is one in a cemetery!

Before I go over the top and offend the sensibilities of Amanda over the horrors of the male gaze, you clearly prefer ‘Action Girl’ by this account Chris.

I enjoy life and movement too but also variety and the most difficult aspect to create is that little sparkle in a stone or metal object.

We are all flaccid at one time or other Chris even you, but are you less of the object on a hammock..hee..hee? There is time for every purpose under heaven…….Someone sang that didn’t they?

9:53 pm  
Blogger Robert said...

...............and after Chris's 'exhausted' comment now I know exactly why I like this work so much!

10:10 pm  
Blogger chris miller said...

I guess what I'm arguing for is a ranking of all those "purposes under heaven"

Something like:

*art museum
*public square
*amusement park

I would be delighted to find this piece in a cemetery -- but nowhere else higher on the list.

(this is probably my #1 gripe against the Catholic church in America: the placement of cemetery art within churches)

4:36 pm  
Blogger AJS said...


Gentlemen, I have been wandering in cemeteries again, this time on the East Coast. Interesting, isn't it, the rise of the sexy female in the Victorian cemetery?

Do you have additional views of the hammock piece? The artist's name or date, etc.? Do not care for the other one you've posted.

Don't you worry about my sensibilities. I'll always have a certain exhausted Faun from the Louvre...besides, I like the piece posted on my a woman.

By the by, Mr. you feel only lifeless pieces belong in a cemetery? I find cemeteries to be wondrously LIFE-AFFIRMING places...and many, in particular the rural garden ones from the Victorian era, were conceived as places to regularly picnic among the dearly departed.

Maybe that is my calling: revolutionize today's cemetery sculptures...bold works void of excessive sentiment...

8:53 pm  
Blogger Susanna said...

I wish thats what I looked like when I slept in a hammock

8:01 pm  

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